Extended and knotted optical traps in three dimensions

Elisabeth R. Shanblatt, David G. Grier

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    We describe a method for projecting holographic optical traps that are extended along arbitrary curves in three dimensions, and whose amplitude and phase profiles are specified independently. This approach can be used to create bright optical traps with knotted optical force fields.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)5833-5838
    Number of pages6
    JournalOptics Express
    Issue number7
    StatePublished - Mar 28 2011

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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